Thesis / Dissertation

Evaluating the role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics

Clarissa Anne Whitehead, Stanley Stylli (ed.)

Published : 2021

Abstract

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most prevalent and aggressive form of glioma, and is associated with an extremely poor prognosis, with a low median patient survival time of just 15 months post-diagnosis with the current therapeutic approach known as the Stupp protocol, consisting of surgical resection, followed by radiotherapy (RT) and concomitant chemotherapy with temozolomide (TMZ). A significant contributing factor that impacts the survival of GBM patients is the highly infiltrative nature of GBM cells, which prevents complete tumour resection and also limits the capacity of targeted therapies to effectively reach the infiltrating tumour cells. Consequently, these tumours can exhibit high rates..

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